A Tribute To Mick Hucknall by Darren Alboni
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Darren was awarded The National Tribute Award 2013 from the Agents association for his amazingly acurate tribute to Simply Reds Mick Hucknall and is the current holder of the title
Darren has been performing as Mick since 1991 after appearing on, and winning, his heat in Granada Television's "Stars In Their Eyes". Darrens vocal tribute was hailed as "exceptional" and is often mistaken for the real thing.
For the following two years he toured with his Simply Red tribute band “Wonderland” and performed at every working mans club in the North East of England.
That lead on to travelling the country performing at theme pubs, holiday camps and the cabaret circuit as a solo act
Performing live at many venues across the UK and abroad over the years has given him great experience working with every type of audience.
In 2011 Darren performed all over the country in a tribute to Simply Red farewell theatre tour.
And in 2013 starred in Central Pier Blackpools "Stars In Concert" for the summer season.
Darren is quoted to be the NO.1 Mick Hucknall impersonator by the Simply Red Fan Club.
Stars In Their Eyes 1991
Café Royale - London for the Arsenal Football Club at their Championship presentation,
The Commodore - Nottingham for Nottingham Forest's Premier League Promotion Celebration.
In 2006 Darren was asked to appear on TOTP Reloaded for their final show, to take the "Mick" out of Fern Cottons curly red hair
"Help I Need A Wedding Entertainer" Wedding TV
"Stars In Concert" Summer season, Blackpool Pier 2013
Review byThe Stage Magazine
Published Wednesday 25 March 2009 by Mark Ritchie
The Mick Hucknall impression was quite stunningly accurate
Songs can include
A New Flame
Aint That A Lot Of Love
Every Time We Say Goodbye
For Your Babies
Holding Back The Years
If You Don’t Know Me By Now
Its Only Love
Moneys Too Tight
Never Never Love
Say You Love Me
Something Got Me Started
The Air That I Breathe
The Right Thing
You've Got It
Turn It Up
You Make Me Feel Brand New
Holding Back The Years 2013 Stars In Concert, Blackpool
Stars in Their Eyes heat 1991
Fake Red Theatre tour 2011 New Flame
Darren on "Help I Need A Wedding Entertainer" April 09 (without the wig!)
Darren on TOTP Reloaded 2006 (Wig provided by BBC)
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